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Understanding diverse microbial communities: An interview with A. Murat Eren (Meren) | The Molecular Ecologist

Understanding diverse microbial communities: An interview with A. Murat Eren (Meren) | The Molecular Ecologist

Soon after A. Murat Eren (known as Meren) came to the MBL’s Bay Paul Center as a postdoctoral scientist in 2011, he began turning heads with his creative, computation-based approaches to visualizing and discovering microbial diversity. Today, Meren is an assistant professor at the University of Chicago, an MBL Fellow, and a faculty member in

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Embryology course ’16: Magic will happen | The Node

Embryology course '16: Magic will happen | The Node

By Joaquín Navajas Acedo, Aleisha Symon, & Tsai-Ming Lu

We write this while we finish the last experiments for the final Show n’ Tell on Saturday full of reluctance to finish this course. Samples fly all over the lab; solutions are changed and something blue boils somewhere in the room.

MBL friendly octopus eggs are hatching!

By Raleigh McElvery It may come as a surprise that an octopus could be the next “lab rat.” MBL research fellow Eric Edsinger is developing Octopus laqueus — also called the “friendly octopus” because it is less cannibalistic than other octopus species — as a possible genetic model for cephalopods. This requires culturing multiple generations

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On regeneration: new video features Alejandro Sánchez-Alvarado | iBiology

On regeneration: new video features Alejandro Sánchez-Alvarado | iBiology

iBiology, which produces free video seminars of leading scientists presenting their research, knows where to find both rising stars and established icons of biology: in Woods Hole. Every summer, iBiology sets up a temporary film studio in the MBL’s Lillie Building to record new seminars that draw from the extraordinarily rich MBL scientific community. iBiology’s

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The Secret History of Bioluminescence | Hakai Magazine

The Secret History of Bioluminescence | Hakai Magazine

By Ferris Jabr In the late 1990s, marine biologist Steven Haddock paid a visit to fellow scientist Osamu Shimomura at his laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. The two researchers shared an obsession with bioluminescence: light produced by chemical reactions in the bodies of living things—most famously the firefly, but also in fungi and a multitude

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MBL community members elected to National Academy of Sciences

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) has elected 84 new members, including several from the Marine Biological Laboratory community, in recognition of their “distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.” The new NAS members with MBL ties are: Helen Blau, Stanford University (Invertebrate Zoology alumnus), John C. Boothroyd, Stanford University (former Biology of Parasitism course

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Embryology course image is chosen for cover of “Development” | @Dev_journal

This cover is actually a still from this great movie made by Connie Rich at the 2014 @MBLScience Embryology course https://t.co/HnyoUrjZvn — Development (@Dev_journal) May 3, 2016   Video caption: Drosophila embryo, stage 17, ventral view. DAPI (blue, nuclei), Elav (green, neuronal nuclei), Spalt (yellow, subset of neuron and muscle nuclei), BP102 (red, CNS axons),

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